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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Drunk on Fudge

Edinburgh is gorgeous. I've seen a fair amount of cities in the past few months and, after Oaxaca, Edinburgh comes in a very close second. Mel and I amused ourselves with riverpath walks and exhibitions. We climbed Scot's Monument, which is an old gothic tower that gives stunning views across the city. It's pretty tough to get all the way to the top as you have to ascend, what feels like, a never ending spiral staircase that becomes so narrow on the top there's barely enough room for one person to squeeze by. So if the height of the tower doesn't make you dizzy the steps up definitely will.

We also indulged in many types of amazing fudge; mint, chocolate caramel, Belgian chocolate, 'special' fudge (unfortunately it wasn't special like I know special but it was damn delicious) and, my favourite, Turkish delight flavour fudge. Needless to say I was in Fudge Heaven. Though by morning time it was more like a fudge hangover. I also had my long awaited Papa John's pizza. Hmmmmm. I hear there's one in Belfast. I wonder if they do free delivery to Cullybackey?

But we didn't just sit around filling our big faces with fudge and pizza (though we did do a lot of that). We also had drinks by the river of Leith and went to the Camera Obscura, which is an exhibition of optical illusions and fun bits of gadgetry to play around with. All in all it was a lovely wee trip across the water and it was just nice to hang with Mel before she goes away to Australia for months on end.

Upon my arrival I was informed by mum that Expedia had been phoning me to inform me of a flight change from Peru to Madrid. Seeing as I'm not in Peru I thought there was little point in phoning them back but the guy on the phone said if I wasn't taking the flight I could get my money back. So I phoned back first thing yesterday morning and this has resulted in me being £300 richer. Today is my birthday so, thanks Expedia, what a lovely birthday present :)


Anonymous said...

thats great Hannah, so I can take expedia off my robbin bast**d list of corporate scum dogs! Good for them. Spend it wisely otherwise you may as well have let them keep it! lol


hootchinhannah said...

It was good news indeed. And, yeah, seems expedia aren't the worst.

Musings of Mel said...

Good job! That is a result and a half!

Oh man - I am entrenched in cleaning duties that I think are never going to end. Things just seem to be getting messier. I will hopefully see you guys Friday or Saturday if this volcanic ash saga blows over (haha - what a good pun).

T'was super lovely to have you here in Edinburgh - thank-you for coming to visit!

Lots o love. xx

haha - my word verification word is perkey. I am certainly not feeling perkey. It mocks me.